Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> "company man," don't even start with me. tavis: for those of you who don't know this, every time jamie comes on the show, we have this fight about who loves james taylor more. >> he is the soundtrack of our generation and, therefore, there's no one who speaks to me musically more than him. tavis: i love the humanity in his lyric. the content is so -- anyway, we -- >> and his voice. tavis: yes. >> there's just -- tavis: we love you, james taylor. how about that? i love this book. >> ah, look at you segue! look at you segue! you must do this for a living, baby! tavis: [laugh] 20 years, i been working at it. i really do love the title, though, "my brave year of firsts: tries, sighs and high fives." this is your 10th one. >> i know. tavis: does it feel like 10? >> well, look, i'm barely out of high school. i got 840 combined on my sats, combined. tavis: you beat me. >> no, i did not. i did not. therefore, the idea that at some point in my life i would end up an author of books for children is and was a kind of crazy idea that would never have been in my game plan, not that i have a game pl
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am EST
wins, if we sell the company. if i live for you. >> you don't have to live. you didn't know about it. that is why didn't tell you. >> that will take away my brokerage license. delmar to supervisor chu. my name in every paper. -- failure to supervise you. >> because it is my job. >> it is illegal, and i am your partner. >> you are not my partner. you work for me. that's right, you work for me. everybody works for me. tavis: i have been so anxious to talk to you. thank you for coming. >> no, it's a great pleasure. tavis: oh, we've done some radio before, but never on television. >> we did, i think it was actually on international aids day. tavis: it was indeed. so i'm glad to have you in the studio. >> thanks a lot. tavis: there's so much to talk about with regard to this film, because there's so many human dynamics and issues at work in this project. i think at the center of the movie, as i see it, at least, is the struggle that so many human beings have between power and humanity. are you willing to give up the power to hold on to your humanity? would that be an accurate description?
Dec 25, 2012 2:30pm PST
the shutters, open and see a little bit more of a character. for me, i don't know about you, but the great thing when you make a new friendship is the discovery of that person. it's that that's wonderful. i try to let the audience do that with the character, so you keep some things in and slowly let them out so that that's the fascinating area in a character. so enigma secrets are, for me, very useful. tavis: beyond that, has the process that you use for choosing the kinds of roles that you want to play, has that process changed as you get older? we were talking earlier about playing an older character. but as you age, as i quote my grandmother all the time, as you become more chronologically gifted, has your process for choosing what you want to do changed? >> not really. i choose with my gut. i'll read a story and think, yeah, i like that story. i'd love to go and see that story; i'm interested by that character today, now. two years ago, that might have been different. two years hence that might be different. it depends what your appetite is wanting. if you read a story or a character t
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am EST
ever be prevailed upon to marry. >> dyou do know what i am talking about, don't you? you knew before i did. >> why are you crying? >> freedom in moderation. >> precisely. >> i am sure your full the best intentions. i dare say it would not spend my so vague statement. the concept of freedom is an absolute. more cannot -- one cannot be more directly dead or moderately free. it must always be a matter of either-or. >> i will not waste my time on the wrong person. i will not waste my parents time introducing them to some future stranger. and ridiculous questions. it is the brooding, that is what is. -- liberating, that is what it is. >> maybe you have not met the right guy. >> by the sweat of our briars, and the strike that are back -- strengthen our backs, and the courage of our hearts, gentlemen, hoist the colors. tavis: you whispered to me during that clip reel, so many period pieces. is that a surprise to you? >> i think it always is -- seeing them together. i mean, you'd think that i would know, would not you? tavis: you did the work, yeah. >> i was there, yeah. tavis: yeah, you were